Do you know that you can have your wedding invitations for free that can suit your own design and even print it yourself? With just a good combination of creativity and research, the only things that you will need are just your personal computer and your printer.
The moment you have your own colour theme and design, all you have to do is come up with your own design invitations then print, fold, cut, etc. You can even include a faded image or design to serve as watermark in the paper’s background. Good examples could be a dove, flowers, bouquet or wedding rings. Alternatively, if you prefer something simpler, you can just make a border around the edges of the page, depending on how decorative you want it to be.
Just by searching the Internet, you can get many wonderful designs to choose from. Settle for something that you can redo on your own with the help of some computer programs. An example of free software that you can use is Open Source that can be downloaded at openoffice.org.
Then you need of course the paper to print the invitations out on. You can purchase these papers from any department store or bookstore and at the office section, you can check out the paper that you like. The conventional size of the wedding invitation is 4.25” x 5.5” or any standard letter size paper that is folded in half precisely. You can be assured that you can do many things with just a basic design up front. It is up to you to make it classier or funny or whatever else that you prefer.
If you want an invitation that is flat one-sided, you may have to buy a paper that weighs heavier where you can print your design on. For an invitation that is folded, you have to settle for a thinner card stock so by the time you fold it, it bends nicely and still remains folded. However, for the ink to not bleed through, your paper should be heavy.
They say that the easiest wedding invitation to make is the flat one, which has a printed design on just one side. You can dress it up by putting holes on top and just add ribbon to embellish the craft. To make it more colourful, you can just use coloured paper as a seconding paper, which is lighter. This will produce a classic look that is layered and pleasing to everyone’s eyes. It will be perceived that you may have spent a lot of money on it even if that’s not really the case.
To achieve this layered look, the size of the card stock should be 4.25” x 5.5” or just cut them in half. Then a 24 lb. paper is where you can print your invitation on. After all the print out, take one by one and cut down a half inch around before attaching to the coloured card stock.
To attach the invitation to it, you can simply use glue or just punch a hole for extra embellishment to keep them stuck together. Whichever way you wish to have it, you can be sure to have a beautiful and almost cost-free invitation. Whether you want it modern, classic or just plain and simple, never limit your imaginations when it comes to designing your invitations.